Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks (born 14 September 1955) is an Australian-American journalist and novelist whose 2005 novel March won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

On Writer’s Block: “Because I worked as a newspaper reporter for about 14 years before attempting my first novel, I learned to write under almost any circumstances– by candle light, in longhand, in African villages where there was no power, under shelling in Kurdistan. (I was more afraid of my foreign editor, and the consequences of missing a deadline, than I was of the shelling.) So I think those experiences innoculated me against writer’s block. I can always write. Sometimes, to be sure, what I write is crap, but it’s words on the page and therefore it is something to work with.”

Source: Wikipedia and NPR

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